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Table 50d: Education - Persons with a dental visit, by education,a United States, 1999

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group % SE % SE % SE % SE
                 
Total 43.6 0.6 24.4 0.9 38.7 0.8 56.5 0.8
                 
Age                
    2-17 * * * * * * * *
    18-44 41.3 0.8 24.7 1.3 34.9 1.1 52.7 1.0
    45-64 48.4 1.0 25.6 1.7 41.6 1.4 61.1 1.3
    65 and over 42.6 1.3 22.9 1.5 44.9 2.0 62.3 2.0
                 
Gender                
    Male 39.0 0.7 21.9 1.2 32.9 1.1 51.9 1.0
    Female 47.8 0.8 26.8 1.2 44.0 1.0 60.7 1.0
                 
Race                
    White 46.5 0.7 25.6 1.1 41.6 0.9 59.3 0.9
    Black 27.0 1.3 19.2 1.9 24.3 1.8 36.2 2.2
    Asian or Pacific Islander 37.1 2.7 19.9 3.2 28.8 4.8 47.5 3.6
    American Indian or Alaska Native 27.3 4.1 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 45.7 0.7 26.4 1.1 40.0 0.8 57.6 0.8
      White 49.0 0.8 28.3 1.3 43.1 1.0 60.6 0.9
      Black 27.1 1.3 19.1 1.9 24.4 1.8 36.6 2.2
    Hispanic 25.5 1.1 17.3 1.2 25.9 1.9 39.1 2.0
                 
Family income,b                
    Negative or poor 25.9 1.2 17.5 1.4 24.2 2.2 46.4 2.8
    Near poor/low 27.3 1.2 17.4 1.5 29.8 1.7 37.6 2.6
    Middle 40.8 0.9 27.0 1.5 37.0 1.4 51.8 1.5
    High 56.5 0.9 39.7 2.4 48.7 1.5 62.7 1.0
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 50.1 0.8 33.3 1.7 42.5 1.0 58.3 0.9
    Public only 25.6 1.6 22.3 2.0 26.4 2.8 36.7 4.6
    Uninsured 18.7 1.1 12.1 1.2 16.4 1.6 31.3 2.5
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 34.2 2.3 18.6 2.6 37.1 3.3 51.0 4.3
    Medicare and private 51.4 1.7 29.8 2.4 50.3 2.5 69.9 2.2
    Medicare and other public 21.5 2.5 15.1 2.5 * * * *
                 
Residence location                
    MSA 44.9 0.7 24.9 1.0 39.6 0.9 56.9 0.9
    Non-MSA 40.6 1.5 25.1 1.9 37.9 1.8 55.2 2.0

aPersons age 18 and over. Less than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

bNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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